Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 26 | Page 26

Given the increasing costs of breaches on organizations ’ profits and reputation , cybersecurity is becoming more of a board level priority .
protects organizations ’ critical digital assets from cyberthreats by building employee cybersecurity awareness . This service receives updates from Fortinet ’ s FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence so that employees are learning and keeping up with the latest evolving cyberattack methods to prevent company breaches and risks from being introduced .
Addressing recruitment and retention challenges with diversity commitments
A significant challenge for organizations has been finding and retaining the right people to fill critical security roles ranging from cloud security specialists to SOC analysts . The report found that 60 % of leaders admit their organization struggles with recruitment and 52 % struggle to retain talent .
About the Fortinet Skills Gap Survey :
• The survey was conducted among more than 1,200 IT and cybersecurity decision-makers from 29 different locations .
• Survey respondents came from a range of industries , including technology ( 28 %), manufacturing ( 12 %) and financial services ( 10 %).
Among hiring challenges is the recruitment of women , new college graduates and minorities . Globally , seven out of 10 leaders see the recruitment of women and new graduates as a top hiring hurdle and 61 % said hiring minorities has been challenging .
As organizations look to build more capable and more diverse teams , 89 % of global companies have explicit diversity goals as part of their hiring strategy according to the report . The report also demonstrated 75 % of organizations have formal structures to specifically recruit more women and 59 % have strategies in place to hire minorities . Additionally , 51 % of organizations have efforts in place to hire more veterans . p
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